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  • The records of Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church (LDS # 1671291) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, can be a gold mine for family research. The records: baptismal 1889-1917, marriage 1889-1933, burials 1889-1924 were microfilmed in 1974 by volunteers of the Church of Letter Day Saints—who also did the Ellis island Record project. They appear (to a non-linguist) to pass from a Latinized English—to an anglicized Slavic—to (in 1914) an undecipherable Cyrillic text which has been identified as a liturgical language, Old Church Slavonic. Dates are often imprecise and spelling fascinatingly inconsistent but if your ancestors were members of this parish, the records can be an invaluable addition to your quest. We include samples of the texts used, an illustration of charted information from one family history (Pelak/Szach) and other records of immigrants from our village area. These records include those of members of the Danilo, Dragan, Dziama. Dutko, Fundalovich, Glowatch, Klimasz, Kulenich, Kryl, Kulik, Rak, Rozdilski, Serafin and Sowyrda families.




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